In Search of La Dolce Vita
Fleeting Rome by Carlo Levi
Book DescriptionOnly a renaissance man could have described this glorious city in its heyday. And only Carlo Levi, writer, painter, politician and one of the last centurya s most celebrated talents, could depict Rome at the height of its optimism and vitality after World War II. In Fleeting Rome, the era of post war a La Dolce Vitaa is brought magnificently to life in the daily bustle of Romea s street traders, housewives and students at work and play, the colourful festivities of Ferragosto and San Giovanni, the little theatre of Pulcinella al Pincio; all vibrant sights and sounds of this ancient, yet vital city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470871843
(192mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carlo Levi
Fear of Freedom, Paperback (March 2008)
Carlo Levi (1902-1975) was a painter, writer, and antifascist Italian from a Jewish family whose political activism forced him into exile for most of the Second World War. Written as war clouds were gathering over Europe, this work is also a powerful indictment of our contemporary moral and political failures.
Fleeting Rome, Hardback (July 2004)
Only a renaissance man could have described this glorious city in its heyday. And only Carlo Levi, writer, painter, politician, and one of the last century's most celebrated talents, could depict Rome at the height of its optimism and vitality after World War II.
Christ Stopped at Eboli, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Carlo Levi
Exiled to a remote and barren corner of Italy for his opposition to Mussolini, Carlo Levi entered a world cut off from history and the state, hedged in by custom and sorrow, without comfort or solace, where, eternally patient, the peasants lived in an age-old stillness and in the presence of death - for Christ did stop at Eboli.
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Author Biography - Carlo Levi
Carlo Levi (1902--1972), writer, painter and politician, was one of the great Italian talents of the twentieth century. He was interned in the South of Italy as an anti--fascist during the Second World war, where he wrote his masterpiece, Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli). The work was subsequently turned into a film and became recognized as one of the great works of twentieth--century literature. Subsequent works have included a wide range of fiction and non--fiction, including La Orologio (1950), Le parole sono pietre (1955), Le mille patrie, Lo specchio and Scritti di critica da arte. From 1963 to 1972 he was Senator of the Republic.
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